Author(s): Barbara Trapido
Dinah and Lisa are growing up in 1950's South Africa, where racial laws are tightening. They are two little girls from a liberal family. As the shadows of apartheid lengthen, Dinah journeys through childhood and adolescence and the minefields of boys and university in theis vibrant and irrestible novel.
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Shortlisted for Whitbread Prize (Novel) 2003.
'This is a gorgeous book about growing up ... it also manages to convey, with admirable lightness of touch, the dawning of a political consciousness ...A wonderful read' Observer 'A beautifully written slice of both personal and political history ... by the end of the novel, you are immersed in her world and simply never want to leave it' Guardian 'A blissfully funny sequence of portraits, family upon family, vignette upon vignette' Daily Telegraph 'I love Barbara Trapido and I adore her books' Carole Shields
Barbara Trapido was born in South Africa and is the author of five novels. She lives in Oxford.